We are delighted to share that the Aer Lingus College Football Classic 2016, hosted at the Aviva Stadium, was crowned the winner of the ‘Best Sporting Event’ at the Event Industry Awards on Friday evening!

Launched in 2009, the Event Industry Awards are the premier event in Ireland which celebrates excellence and showcases the very highest standards in Ireland’s event industry.

The game between Boston College and Georgia Tech drew a crowd of over 40,000 to the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, almost half of whom had travelled from the US, delivering a major boost to sports tourism in Dublin City and Ireland.

We would like to thank you all for your continued help and support which has enabled us to achieve this accolade along with the ‘Best International Sports Event’ awarded by the Irish Sports Industry last November and ‘Best Event / Festival Experience (under 50,000 people)’  awarded at the Irish Tourism Awards in February.

We are pleased to announce that this is the first time that an individual event has been rewarded a hat-trick of awards from the Tourism, Sport and Event Industries!

CEO, Padraic O’Kane, receiving the ‘Best Sporting Event’ award at the Event Industry Awards 2017.